sesamoid

NOUN
  1. any of several small round bones formed in a tendon where it passes over a joint
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How To Use sesamoid In A Sentence

  • Plain radiographs may reveal the type of injury by the position of the sesamoids.
  • While the red panda is considered a procyonid, the mainstream view now is that the giant panda is indeed a bear, although it diverged from the main ursid line long enough ago to exhibit some striking differences in addition to the enlarged radial sesamoid, such as chromosome number, skull anatomy, and other traits. The Panda's Thumb has Evolved ... Twice! - The Panda's Thumb
  • Ruffian suffered a compound fracture of both sesamoid bones in her right front ankle and a dislocated fetlock joint.
  • A sesamoid bone may develop in the bicipital tendon over the radial tuberosity.
  • It is usually regarded as a sesamoid bone, developed in the tendon of the Quadriceps femoris, and resembles these bones (1) in being developed in a tendon; (2) in its center of ossification presenting a knotty or tuberculated outline; (3) in being composed mainly of dense cancellous tissue. II. Osteology. 6c. 4. The Patella
  • ‘He broke the sesamoid bones in the fetlock, and horses can recover from that, although he would never have raced again,’ Freedman said.
  • A sesamoid bone may be found in the superior peroneal retinaculum, articulating with the lateral malleolus.
  • The condyloid origin has been found with a sesamoid bone in it;
  • Objective To investigate a method to distinguish avulsion fracture from sesamoid , accessory bone, and permanent osteoepiphyte.
  • Sesamoid bones are found occasionally in the tendon of the Glutæus maximus, as it passes over the greater trochanter, and in the tendons which wind around the medial and lateral malleoli. II. Osteology. 6d. 5. The Sesamoid Bones
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